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Webster, Massachusetts, USA

Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts

Home of Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagogg
chaubunagungamaugg

Webster includes: Chaseville, East Village, Garden City, Glenwood, Kingsbury District, Merino Village, North Village, Perryville, Point Pleasant, Polandville, South Village, Stevensville, Tanner District, Webster Mills, Beacon Park, and Brandon.


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  • Webster was first settled in 1713
    and was officially incorporated on March 6, 1832. The area forming the town had previously been divided among the town of Dudley, the town of Oxford a...Read MORE...


  • Jan 11, 1811 - Samuel Slater buys his first property in Webster.
    In 1811, in company with a young man named Bela Tiffany, Samuel Slater started a cotton factory at Oxford, now known as Webster. The property in 1817...Read MORE...


  • 1831 - Webster - Slater Mills
    ...By 1831 this plant (owned by Samuel Slater) had increased to six thousand spindles and ninety loom, one hundred and eighty hands employed, and fift...Read MORE...


  • 1832 - Webster set off from Oxford

    www.oxford300.com/ oxford_history.aspx

  • 1835 - Samuel Slater Dies in Webster
    ...During his later years, Mr. Slater spent the greater part of his time at Webster, where he died April 21, 1835, in his sixty-seventh year. Through ...Read MORE...


  • 1845 - WEBSTER. [Pop. 1,403. Inc. 1832.]
    This town was taken from Dudley and Oxford, and named in honor of Daniel Webster, the distinguished statesman of Massachusetts.

    Webster is ...Read MORE...


  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    Stevens Linen Mill founded by Henry H. Stevens
    Postcard
  • 1848 - Webster
    This town was set off from Dudley and Oxford, and incorporated in 1832. it was named after the Hon. Daniel Webster. The surface of the town is rather ...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Webster
    Webster, a post-township in Worcester co., Massachusetts, intersected by the Norwich and Worcester railroad, 65 miles W. S. W. from Boston. The princi...Read MORE...


  • News 1858 - Shoe Business Flourishing
    The shoe business at Webster, Mass., has been in a very flourishing condition for the last few months, affording good wages and plenty of work for al...Read MORE...


  • News 1866 - Snake Prank
    In Webster, Mass., recently, some young man placed two small brown snakes in a kind of fancy paper basket, filled the opening with flowers so that the...Read MORE...


  • News 1878 - Large Fire At Webster, Mass.
    BOSTON, Feb. 12 - A fire broke out, this morning, in the calendering department of Samuel Slater & Sons' cambric works, at Webster, Mass., and entirel...Read MORE...


  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    G. D. Bates, Fine Boots and Shoes, Eddy Block, Webster, Mass.
    Advertisement
  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    Nicholas Gilles
    Dealer in Staple Fancy Groceries
    61 Main Street
    Webster, Mass.
    Advertisement
  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    1882 bank note
    First National Bank of Webster

    Bank was bought out by Guaranty Bank & Trust Company of Worcester, Massachusetts in 1965. fdic.gov
  • News 1884 - Walked to Webster from California
    Warren B. Johnson, aged sixty-five years, who left California on foot June 1, 1882, with a horse, cow and dog, arrived at his home in Webster, Massach...Read MORE...


  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    Charles L. Holt
    Books, School Books, Stationery, Wrapping Paper, Paper Bags and Twine.
    Circulating Library in Connection with Store.
    Agent for Tri Rose Extract.
    Eddy Block, Webster, Mass.
    Advertisement
  • News 1888 - The Lillie Hoyle Case - Medical Student McQuade of Webster, Under Arrest.
    The Relations Between Him and Dixon R. Cowie - What Henry T Downs Says of the Latter - The Latest Developments

    The arrest of Dixon R. Cowie Friday ...Read MORE...


  • Webster Massachusetts, 1890
    "Webster lies in the southern part of Worcester County, 59 miles southwest of Boston, and 16 miles south of Worcester. French River washes its western...Read MORE...


  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    September 17, 1890
    (MA) - Worcester Daily Spy, Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    A busy scene on Main Street
    Postcard
  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street, business section
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  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    Negus Street
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  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    Klebart Bros.
    Dealers in Boots, Shoes & Rubbers
    Stockwell's Blk., Main St. Webster, Mass.
    Advertisement
  • 1895 - Webster
    Webster, a post-village in Webster township, Worcester co, Mass., on French River, and on the Norwich & Worcester Railroad, at the junction of two bra...Read MORE...


  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    Point Breeze, postmarked 1910

    "Point Breeze, a lakeside resort, was purchased by Edgar Hill in 1897. The pavilion included a large dance hall."
    www.digitalcommonwealth.org
    Postcard
  • News 1900 - SUICIDE WAS 105 YEARS OLD.
    Last Survivor of Nipunk Tribe Sets Her House on Fire and Dies Rather then Go to the Poorhouse.

    WEBSTER, Mass., Jan. 7. Investigation of the causes ...Read MORE...


  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    N.Y., N.H. & H. Railroad Station
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  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    Soldiers Monument
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  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    The Thompson School

    The Thompson School is a historic school building on Prospect Street in Webster, Massachusetts. The 2+1⁄2-story English Revival brick building was constructed in 1912–13 to a design by Walter F. Fontaine, a leading architect... Read MORE...

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  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    At Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagogg
    chaubunagungamaugg, Webster, Mass.
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  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    Post Office. Webster, Mass.
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  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    Beacon Park Theatre, Webster, Mass.
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  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    Boat Landing, Beacon Park, Webster, Mass.

    "Beacon Park, a lakeside resort, was built by Edgar Hill. The three-story main building is pictured, as are some canoes. At the boat landing is a steam-powered excursion boat that would ferry passengers... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    Hotel DeWitt, Webster, Mass.
    James T. Shanley, proprietor

    The Sheldon Hotel was built in 1868 on the site of a
    ca. 1830 structure. The Sheldon continued in operation as the DeWitt until it closed in 1931; the building was demolished in 1939.... Read MORE...

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  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    Indian Inn, Webster, Mass.
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  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    Point Pleasant, Webster, Mass.

    "Point Pleasant offered summer cottages along the shores of the lake. Pictured at the entrance is a large arched sign welcoming visitors. Signage is also visible for the store and ice cream... Read MORE...

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  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    A. J. Bates Shoe Factory. Webster, Mass.

    Founded by Andrew Jackson Bates. When he was eighteen he went to New York City to seek fame and fortune. After gaining experience in the footwear business, he established the A. J. Bates and Company in... Read MORE...

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  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    Joslin House and Hotel Maanexit, Webster, Mass.

    For many years one of the most well known and most frequented hotels in Webster, the Joslin House was built by Nathan Joslin in 1844.

    The Joslin House, ca. 1844, was considered the town's... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    East Main St. Looking West, Webster, Mass.
    Postcard
  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    E. J. Deloira
    Optician and Eye Specialist 30 Years Experience
    Successor to A. F. Deslauiers
    12 Prospect Street, Webster, Mass.
    Advertisement
  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    P. H. Powers, Webster, Mass.
    Advertisement
  • News 1901 - TROLLEY DEAL IN CONNECTICUT: New Haven Road Purchases the Webster and Worcester System.
    NEW HAVEN, Jan. 12 - The New Haven Road has just purchased through the People's Tramway Company of Danielson, Conn., the Webster and Worcester Street...Read MORE...


  • News Wednesday, April 23, 1902 - Fire at Webster, Mass. - It Was so Hot That it Made the River Boil
    Webster, Mass. April 23 - John D. Putnam's box factory, adjacent to French river, burned last night. A large section of the factory fell into the riv...Read MORE...


  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street, showing C. P. Davis clothing store, 1905
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  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    South Main Street, 1905
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  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    Methodist Church, Webster, Mass., 1905
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  • 1906
    Webster, a post-village in Webster township (town), Worcester co., Mass., on the French River and on the Boston and Albany and the New York, New Haven...Read MORE...


  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    Looking up Main Street, 1906
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  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street, 1908
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  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    Cambric Works, S. Slater & Sons, Inc., East Webster, Mass.

    Samuel Slater (1768 – 1835) was referred to by some as the “Father of the American Industrial Revolution.” In 1811, Slater moved to Massachusetts and built new cotton mills as well as one ... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    East Webster Depot
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  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    Lake from Sugar Loaf Hill
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  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street, 1910
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  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    Old Rock Castle School, Prospect Street

    The Rock Castle School is a historic school building on Prospect Street in Webster, Massachusetts. The two story masonry building was built in 1871, and was Webster's second high school building. It served... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    Slater Woolen Mills

    The Slater Woolen Mills remained the major source of blankets and uniform cloth to the various branches of the U. S. military, as well as providing uniforms to the Pullman service, hotel and other uniformed employees, and... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    Chase Avenue, 1910
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  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    The Old Red School House, Fenner Hill, 1910
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  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    Larchar-Branch Building, Webster, Mass., 1910
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  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    Mechanic Street, Webster, Mass, 1910
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  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    1911 School St., Webster, MA
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  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    1912 Ad. George Feige worked as an electrician for his nephew, Charles W. Bergmann.
    (MA) - The Webster, Dudley and Oxford Directory 1912
    Advertisement
  • News 1913 - Does Anyone Know William Marcik? Instance of How at Least Two New Editors Bit in Going After Story.
    William Marcik, who probably never existed, killed himself fictitiously near Webster, Mass., last Saturday and at least two Illinois cities are claimi...Read MORE...


  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    Filmer School, built 1898
    Postcard
  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street
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  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street Looking South, 1915
    Postcard
  • News 1920 - Webster, Mass., Mill Closes
    WEBSTER, Mass., Oct. 13 - The South Village Woolen and Worsted mill of the S. Slater & Sons, Inc., was closed indefinitely today, throwing out 2000 em...Read MORE...


  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    Cottage, Bates Grove
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  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    Larcher Branch Building
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  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    The Slater Homestead, East Webster, Mass.
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  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    Bathing Beach, Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg, Webster, Mass., 1920
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  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    Bartlett High School
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  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    Chase Mill Dam, Webster, Mass.
    Postcard
  • 1929 - Wired for "Talkies"
    Oct. 9 - The Liberty Theatre in Webster, a silent movie venue for several years, is wired for 'talkies.'
    (oldewebster.com)

  • Webster, Massachusetts, USA
    St. Louis Church
    Postcard
  • 1933 - New Restaurant Opens
    Dec. 4 - John Parker opens a restaurant at 217 Main St., Webster. The special is fruit cocktail, juice, or soup; relish, turkey, roast beef, or lamb, ...Read MORE...


  • News 1939 - Kuhn Fails to Appear in Court - Bund Leader Arrested for Drunkenness, Profanity in Massachusetts - Out On Bail After Row With Officer
    SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass., July 17 (AP) - A man who identified himself as Fritz Kuhn, leader of the German-American Bund, failed to appear at the appointed h...Read MORE...


  • 1940 - Railroad Abandoned
    April 11 - The New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Co. abandons its rail line from Webster to East Thompson, Conn.
    (oldewebster.com)

  • 1955 - WESO On the Air
    March 20 - Radio Station WESO goes on the air for a first time. Announcers and newscasters are Bob Binet, John Bunnewith, Joe Capillo, Esther Costa, B...Read MORE...


  • 1972 - Commerce Insurance Company
    July 1 - Commerce Insurance Company opens for business at the corner of Lake and Main Streets. 14 families poll their finances and raise a total of $2...Read MORE...


  • News Lake with 45-letter name has spelling errors - The central Mass. lake has one of the world's longest place names
    WEBSTER, Mass. — Officials have agreed to correct spelling errors in road signs pointing to a central Massachusetts lake with a 45-letter name.

    Lak...Read MORE...




Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Webster, Massachusetts, USA


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Stevens Linen Mill founded by Henry H. Stevens
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G. D. Bates, Fine Boots and Shoes, Eddy Block, Webster, Mass.

Webster, Massachusetts, USA

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Nicholas Gilles
Dealer in Staple Fancy Groceries
61 Main Street
Webster, Mass.

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1882 bank note
First National Bank of Webster

Bank was bought out by Guaranty Bank & Trust Company of Worcester, Massachusetts in 1965. fdic.gov

Webster, Massachusetts, USA

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Charles L. Holt
Books, School Books, Stationery, Wrapping Paper, Paper Bags and Twine.
Circulating Library in Connection with Store.
Agent for Tri Rose Extract.
Eddy Block, Webster, Mass.

Webster, Massachusetts, USA

(MA) - Worcester Daily Spy, Worcester, Massachusetts
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September 17, 1890
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A busy scene on Main Street

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Main Street, business section

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Negus Street

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Klebart Bros.
Dealers in Boots, Shoes & Rubbers
Stockwell's Blk., Main St. Webster, Mass.

Webster, Massachusetts, USA

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Point Breeze, postmarked 1910

"Point Breeze, a lakeside resort, was purchased by Edgar Hill in 1897. The pavilion included a large dance hall."
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At Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagogg
chaubunagungamaugg, Webster, Mass.

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Post Office. Webster, Mass.

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Beacon Park Theatre, Webster, Mass.

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Boat Landing, Beacon Park, Webster, Mass.

"Beacon Park, a lakeside resort, was built by Edgar Hill. The three-story main building is pictured, as are some canoes. At the boat landing is a steam-powered excursion boat that would ferry passengers... Read MORE...

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Hotel DeWitt, Webster, Mass.
James T. Shanley, proprietor

The Sheldon Hotel was built in 1868 on the site of a
ca. 1830 structure. The Sheldon continued in operation as the DeWitt until it closed in 1931; the building was demolished in 1939.... Read MORE...

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Indian Inn, Webster, Mass.

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Point Pleasant, Webster, Mass.

"Point Pleasant offered summer cottages along the shores of the lake. Pictured at the entrance is a large arched sign welcoming visitors. Signage is also visible for the store and ice cream... Read MORE...

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A. J. Bates Shoe Factory. Webster, Mass.

Founded by Andrew Jackson Bates. When he was eighteen he went to New York City to seek fame and fortune. After gaining experience in the footwear business, he established the A. J. Bates and Company in... Read MORE...

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Joslin House and Hotel Maanexit, Webster, Mass.

For many years one of the most well known and most frequented hotels in Webster, the Joslin House was built by Nathan Joslin in 1844.

The Joslin House, ca. 1844, was considered the town's... Read MORE...

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East Main St. Looking West, Webster, Mass.

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N.Y., N.H. & H. Railroad Station

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Soldiers Monument

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The Thompson School

The Thompson School is a historic school building on Prospect Street in Webster, Massachusetts. The 2+1⁄2-story English Revival brick building was constructed in 1912–13 to a design by Walter F. Fontaine, a leading architect... Read MORE...

Webster, Massachusetts, USA

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E. J. Deloira
Optician and Eye Specialist 30 Years Experience
Successor to A. F. Deslauiers
12 Prospect Street, Webster, Mass.

Webster, Massachusetts, USA

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P. H. Powers, Webster, Mass.

Webster, Massachusetts, USA

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Main Street, showing C. P. Davis clothing store, 1905

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South Main Street, 1905

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Methodist Church, Webster, Mass., 1905

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Looking up Main Street, 1906

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Main Street, 1908

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Cambric Works, S. Slater & Sons, Inc., East Webster, Mass.

Samuel Slater (1768 – 1835) was referred to by some as the “Father of the American Industrial Revolution.” In 1811, Slater moved to Massachusetts and built new cotton mills as well as one ... Read MORE...

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East Webster Depot

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Lake from Sugar Loaf Hill

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Main Street, 1910

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Old Rock Castle School, Prospect Street

The Rock Castle School is a historic school building on Prospect Street in Webster, Massachusetts. The two story masonry building was built in 1871, and was Webster's second high school building. It served... Read MORE...

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Slater Woolen Mills

The Slater Woolen Mills remained the major source of blankets and uniform cloth to the various branches of the U. S. military, as well as providing uniforms to the Pullman service, hotel and other uniformed employees, and... Read MORE...

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Chase Avenue, 1910

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The Old Red School House, Fenner Hill, 1910

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Larchar-Branch Building, Webster, Mass., 1910

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Mechanic Street, Webster, Mass, 1910

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1911 School St., Webster, MA
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1912 Ad. George Feige worked as an electrician for his nephew, Charles W. Bergmann.
(MA) - The Webster, Dudley and Oxford Directory 1912
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Filmer School, built 1898

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Main Street

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Main Street Looking South, 1915

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Cottage, Bates Grove

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Larcher Branch Building

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The Slater Homestead, East Webster, Mass.
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Bathing Beach, Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg, Webster, Mass., 1920

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Bartlett High School

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Chase Mill Dam, Webster, Mass.

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St. Louis Church

History, News and Stories of Webster, Massachusetts, USA

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  • Listening to Indians - Nipmuck - Part 1 (more can be found on youtube.com)


    Listening to Indians--History X (www.youtube.com)
  • Webster was first settled in 1713
    and was officially incorporated on March 6, 1832. The area forming the town had previously been divided among the town of Dudley, the town of Oxford... Read MORE...

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    Iconic Images of Webster Massachusetts (www.youtube.com)
  • Jan 11, 1811 - Samuel Slater buys his first property in Webster.
    In 1811, in company with a young man named Bela Tiffany, Samuel Slater started a cotton factory at Oxford, now known as Webster. The property in... Read MORE...


    Read more about Samuel SLATER photo of ancestor
  • 1831 - Webster - Slater Mills
    ...By 1831 this plant (owned by Samuel Slater) had increased to six thousand spindles and ninety loom, one hundred and eighty hands employed, and... Read MORE...


    Read more about Samuel SLATER photo of ancestor
  • 1832 - Webster set off from Oxford

    www.oxford300.com/ oxford_history.aspx
  • 1835 - Samuel Slater Dies in Webster
    ...During his later years, Mr. Slater spent the greater part of his time at Webster, where he died April 21, 1835, in his sixty-seventh year. Through ... Read MORE...


    Read more about Samuel SLATER photo of ancestor
  • 1845 - WEBSTER. [Pop. 1,403. Inc. 1832.]
    This town was taken from Dudley and Oxford, and named in honor of Daniel Webster, the distinguished statesman of Massachusetts.

    Webster is ... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - Webster
    This town was set off from Dudley and Oxford, and incorporated in 1832. it was named after the Hon. Daniel Webster. The surface of the town is rather ... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Webster
    Webster, a post-township in Worcester co., Massachusetts, intersected by the Norwich and Worcester railroad, 65 miles W. S. W. from Boston. The... Read MORE...

  • News  1858 - Shoe Business Flourishing
    The shoe business at Webster, Mass., has been in a very flourishing condition for the last few months, affording good wages and plenty of work for... Read MORE...

  • News  1866 - Snake Prank
    In Webster, Mass., recently, some young man placed two small brown snakes in a kind of fancy paper basket, filled the opening with flowers so that... Read MORE...

  • News  1878 - Large Fire At Webster, Mass.
    BOSTON, Feb. 12 - A fire broke out, this morning, in the calendering department of Samuel Slater & Sons' cambric works, at Webster, Mass., and... Read MORE...

  • News  1884 - Walked to Webster from California
    Warren B. Johnson, aged sixty-five years, who left California on foot June 1, 1882, with a horse, cow and dog, arrived at his home in Webster,... Read MORE...

  • News  1888 - The Lillie Hoyle Case - Medical Student McQuade of Webster, Under Arrest.
    The Relations Between Him and Dixon R. Cowie - What Henry T Downs Says of the Latter - The Latest Developments

    The arrest of Dixon R. Cowie Friday ... Read MORE...

  • Webster Massachusetts, 1890
    "Webster lies in the southern part of Worcester County, 59 miles southwest of Boston, and 16 miles south of Worcester. French River washes its... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Webster
    Webster, a post-village in Webster township, Worcester co, Mass., on French River, and on the Norwich & Worcester Railroad, at the junction of two... Read MORE...

  • Olde Webster


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  • News  1900 - SUICIDE WAS 105 YEARS OLD.
    Last Survivor of Nipunk Tribe Sets Her House on Fire and Dies Rather then Go to the Poorhouse.

    WEBSTER, Mass., Jan. 7. Investigation of the causes ... Read MORE...

  • News  1901 - TROLLEY DEAL IN CONNECTICUT: New Haven Road Purchases the Webster and Worcester System.
    NEW HAVEN, Jan. 12 - The New Haven Road has just purchased through the People's Tramway Company of Danielson, Conn., the Webster and Worcester... Read MORE...

  • News  Wednesday, April 23, 1902 - Fire at Webster, Mass. - It Was so Hot That it Made the River Boil
    Webster, Mass. April 23 - John D. Putnam's box factory, adjacent to French river, burned last night. A large section of the factory fell into the... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Webster, a post-village in Webster township (town), Worcester co., Mass., on the French River and on the Boston and Albany and the New York, New... Read MORE...

  • News  1913 - Does Anyone Know William Marcik? Instance of How at Least Two New Editors Bit in Going After Story.
    William Marcik, who probably never existed, killed himself fictitiously near Webster, Mass., last Saturday and at least two Illinois cities are... Read MORE...

  • News  1920 - Webster, Mass., Mill Closes
    WEBSTER, Mass., Oct. 13 - The South Village Woolen and Worsted mill of the S. Slater & Sons, Inc., was closed indefinitely today, throwing out 2000... Read MORE...

  • 1929 - Wired for "Talkies"
    Oct. 9 - The Liberty Theatre in Webster, a silent movie venue for several years, is wired for 'talkies.'
    (oldewebster.com)
  • 1933 - New Restaurant Opens
    Dec. 4 - John Parker opens a restaurant at 217 Main St., Webster. The special is fruit cocktail, juice, or soup; relish, turkey, roast beef, or lamb, ... Read MORE...

  • News  1939 - Kuhn Fails to Appear in Court - Bund Leader Arrested for Drunkenness, Profanity in Massachusetts - Out On Bail After Row With Officer
    SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass., July 17 (AP) - A man who identified himself as Fritz Kuhn, leader of the German-American Bund, failed to appear at the appointed... Read MORE...

  • 1940 - Railroad Abandoned
    April 11 - The New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Co. abandons its rail line from Webster to East Thompson, Conn.
    (oldewebster.com)
  • 1955 - WESO On the Air
    March 20 - Radio Station WESO goes on the air for a first time. Announcers and newscasters are Bob Binet, John Bunnewith, Joe Capillo, Esther Costa,... Read MORE...

  • 1969 - Webster - New Year's Day Fire
  • 1972 - Commerce Insurance Company
    July 1 - Commerce Insurance Company opens for business at the corner of Lake and Main Streets. 14 families poll their finances and raise a total of... Read MORE...

  • News  Lake with 45-letter name has spelling errors - The central Mass. lake has one of the world's longest place names
    WEBSTER, Mass. — Officials have agreed to correct spelling errors in road signs pointing to a central Massachusetts lake with a 45-letter... Read MORE...

  • "Let's Go Canoeing on Lake Chargoggagogg- manchauggagogg- chaubunagungamaugg"

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Webster, Massachusetts, USA Genealogy

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Ancestors buried in Webster - Cemeteries in Webster, Massachusetts, USA

Mount Zion Cemetery

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Genealogy Resources for Webster

Manning's Webster Directory 1950

The Webster, Dudley and Oxford Directory 1912

1907-1908 Webster, Dudley and Oxford, Massachusetts City Directory

The Webster, Dudley and Oxford Directory 1915

The Webster and Oxford Directory 1928

Webster and Oxford Directory 1931

Webster MA 1935 Directory

1948 Webster Directory, Webster, MA

Manning's Webster Numerical Street Directory 1931

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